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Ph.D. Zuzanna Kołodziejska-Smagała


A graduate of the Institute of English Studies at the University of Warsaw (2009) and the Institute of Polish Literature (2007). In 2013, at the Faculty of Polish Studies of the University of Warsaw, she defended (with distinction) her doctoral thesis, which was a monograph on the weekly newspaper “Israelita”. In 2015-2018, she headed the research project Polish-Jewish Literature 1861-1918 conducted at the Faculty of Polish Studies, Jagiellonian University. Currently, at the Faculty of History of the University of Warsaw and in collaboration with the UCL Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies (Prof. François Guesnet), she heads the project Discourses on the Body and Sexuality in Polish-Jewish Women’s Writing 1890-1918 carried out under the Opus grant (NCN). She works mainly on nineteenth-century Polish-Jewish literature and press, and is interested in cultural borderlands and non-obvious relations between Jewish and non-Jewish social actors at the turn of the 20th century.

Most important publications

Most important scholarly articles

  • „Czy śnimy jakiś chorobliwy sen?” Integracjoniści wobec pogromów Żydów na ziemiach polskich w XIX wieku, „Przegląd Humanistyczny” 2 (2017), s. 147-160.


  • Czesława Endelmanowa’s Works as an Example of Women’s Integrationist Literature, „Polin” 2016, vol. 28, s. 73-84.

Current scholarly projects